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What can I do to?Treat chronic prostatitis?

What can I do to?Treat chronic prostatitis?

Tough: I'd start with a antibiotic with anti-inflammatory activity like Doxycycline for 30 days.Consult your urologist. ...Read more

Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a gland located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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I have chronic prostatitis, doctor gave antibiotic (levofloxacian 750mg) for 1 week. Is it enough to treat chronic prostatitis? My age is24, unmarried

Chronic prostatitis: Chronic prostatitis often requires longer courses of antibiotic treatment. Long courses (greater than 14 days) of levoquin has been implicated in weakening tendons and making them more suscetable to injury. Discuss with a urologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat chronic, nonbacterial prostatitis?

Is it possible to treat chronic, nonbacterial prostatitis?

Possible: It is certainly possible to treat chronic abacterial prostatitis but is very difficult. Treatment at this point is usually for comfort measures to include anti-inflmmatory medications, sitz bath, and avoidance of certian foods and behaviours that provoke symptoms. The treatment may not cure the problem but will help control the symptoms to make the patient more functional on a day to day basis. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of chronic prostatitis among men in their 30's?

Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes chronic prostatitis?

What causes chronic prostatitis?

Unclear: There is not enough space here to discuss chronic prostatitis. It may be bacterial (5%) or nonbacterial. The nonbacterial form is difficult to treat effectively. Nonbacterial prostatitis may be related to chronic pelvic pain syndromes and to interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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What's chronic prostatitis caused by?

Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chronic prostatitis?

Yes: Chronic prostatitis is a chronic infection of the prostate gland. There are several classifications of prostatitis. Once the infection clears, there may be a residual smoldering infection and/or inflammation that resembles the symptoms of prostatitis that may then become chronic and persist for a long time. ...Read more